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April 23, 2012 Jane M. DeBano
With the recent filming of a movie version of Atlas Shrugged, there has been a lot of attention paid to Ayn Rand and her works. Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead vie for the title of masterpiece of Rand's writing. As a young English major I devoured all her works, finding the philosophy behind them intriguing and attractive, although diametrically opposite to the f
Eye treats abound in this scrumptious little book. Pure Michigan: Eating fresh and local in the Great Lakes State is a book to guide you as you plan your next vacation. Or the perfect gift for the relative you keep asking to visit.
I just spent an enjoyable weekend on a California horse ranch in the 1960’s by reading the above two J (for juvenile) books. The hero of our story is Abby Lovitt, a 12 yr. old ranch girl whose parent’s strict religious views mean she doesn’t have a TV, or listen to popular music or wear stylish clothes so she feels like a misfit in her school. The Big Four are the popular girls who like to ridicule Abby and her friends Gloria and Stella. But at least Gloria also likes horses so they have lots to talk about.
The Scorpio Races is getting a lot of attention lately--deservedly. A friend described it as atmospheric, and she is so right. It has atmosphere, adventure, thrills, humor and more! Set on an island that, one infers, is somewhere near the British Isles, the island, Thisby, occupies as large a part of the book as any of the characters.